Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal says people should cut down on the consumption of tea to save the foreign reserves of Pakistan.
Pakistan is facing the problem of dwindling foreign reserves. Hence, Ahsan Iqbal believes that nation should reduce the consumption of tea by 2-3 cups a day because Pakistan imports tea. Hence reduction in tea consumption will reduce the import bill of Pakistan.
Ahsan Iqbal said that Pakistan imports tea on the loans it takes. The video of Ahsan Iqbal has gone viral on Twitter. His statements are attracting humongous reactions on Twitter from netizens and PTI leaders.
Reacting to his statement, Fawad Chaudhry said that the government should reduce its expenditure and people will also cut their consumption of tea. Fawad Chaudhry said: “Reduce property abroad, reduce camp office, reduce people on foreign trips, we reduce a cup of tea.”
، بیرون ملک جائیدادیں کم کر دیں ، کیمپ آفس کم کر دیں ، غیر ملکی دوروں پر لوگ کم کر دیں ، ہم ایک پیالی چائے کم کر دیتے ہیں https://t.co/PCcLbY3kdQ
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) June 14, 2022
Journalist Khawar Ghumman commented on the tie Ahsan Iqbal was wearing. He asked if he was wearing a local brand or bought it after paying in dollars. Ghumman said that while the federal minister is wearing imported ties why should not people drink imported tea.
I’m interested in the set of neck ties Mr Ahsan has in its possession. Do we have some local brand as well or only bought from abroad by paying dollars. ماشاللہ بہت ہی زبردست کولیکشن ہے لیکن یہ کیا بات ہوئی لوگ چائے بھی نہ نوش فرمائیں اپ امپورٹڈ ٹائیاں پہنیں۔ https://t.co/otZXzldNAh
— Khawar Ghumman (@Ghummans) June 14, 2022
Muzammil Aslam said that the government had come to provide resources to the people but they are asking for the sacrifices instead.
Another Twitter user commented that Ahsan Iqbal is asking people to stop the consumption of imported tea while wearing imported glasses.
آئے تھے قوم کو وسائل دینے اور اب قربانی منگانا شروع کردی۰ https://t.co/ANvDFBZbVJ
— Muzzammil Aslam (@MuzzammilAslam3) June 14, 2022
امپورٹڈ عینک لگا کر لوگوں کو لیکچر دے رہے ہیں کہ آپ چاۓ پینا چھوڑ دیں کیونکہ یہ ہم اِمپورٹ کرتے ہیں۔ pic.twitter.com/d1vO47IsGI
— Ihtisham Ul Haq (@iihtishamm) June 14, 2022
غریب تو لسی بھی پی لے گا،آپ چائے پارٹیاں بند کر سکیں گے؟ pic.twitter.com/lQnb6wzsVG
— Khurram Iqbal (@khurram143) June 14, 2022
Netizens are cracking hilarious reactions and suggestions regarding the ways through which Pakistan can reduce its import bill. Some have shared serious suggestions on how Pakistan can reduce its import bill and save foreign reserves.
Meanwhile, according to the latest report Pakistan had imported Rs 83.88 billion in the fiscal year 2021-22, Rs13 billion more than the previous year, revealed the budget documents.